A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Friday, January 9, 2015
A Friday off work!
Happy Friday!! I finished all the letters for the Temecula Quilt Shop quilt along. I am undecided, of course, how to set them. I just put some of my little star blocks in there for space fillers. What a fun project!! Did you make this quilt? All you have to do is go to the Temecula Quilt shop blog and find the patterns, all through the last part of 2014 postings, and they are free.
I made another blue block, for the rainbow scrappy quilt along. This pattern is a free one from Free Motion on the River. I like it, because of the string background! Love that part!
And another blue block...sorry, it really is pretty straight, not like my picture depicts.
And of course, I save all the bonus triangles and made pinwheels. I have a lot of these, as these little blocks really have added up over the years!
Postage stamp progress!! ( or tale of woe, whichever...you decide.)
I have been merrily sending all these little one inch finished pieces through the sewing machine...first in twosies, then foursies, then pieces of eight, then sweet sixteens!! So I smugly just KNEW I had plenty of squares...probably for two quilts (not). What a bonanza I had...I thought! And then...I counted them. I was dismayed to find out I only have enough for 1/2 of one quilt. BOO!! Boy, did my sails just come crashing down, LOL!! I was just going to put it away in the closet in disgust...THEN!!!
(And by the way, these were the little containers with heaps of all those squares.)
I cut a ton more!! Two hours of fast cutting this morning. I still need a ton more, but at least I kept it out and it did not become a UFO...it is still a work in progress!! Maybe I am growing up, just one little bit. Yippee!!!